Faculty: Dr. Wei-Wei Da

Associate Professor, Family Studies and Human Development
Office: Ursuline Hall, Room 303
Email: wda@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-4328353 ext 28276
Fax: 519-858-5137

Academic Background

  • B.A. University for Workers and Staff. Beijing, China
  • Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • M.Ed. University of Melbourne, Australia
  • D. University of Sydney, Australia

Research and Scholarly Interests

Immigrant families, gender relations, childrearing practices, aging, and overseas Chinese.


  • FSHD 2220 Immigrant and Refugee Families
  • FSHD 3230 Qualitative Research in Family Studies
  • FSHD 3305 Family Needs and Resources
  • FSHD 3320 Family Practices in Global World
  • FSHD 3340 Family Resilience

Representative Publications

  • 笪微微 (Da, W. W.), Welch, A., & 王振华 (译者). (2018). 澳大利亚中国大陆移民家庭在儿童教育养育文化习俗的延续.变化和改进 (PP. 249-268). 上海: 心理学出版有限公司.
  • Da, W. W. & Welch, A. (2016). Childrearing Practices of Recent Chinese Migrants in Australia: Continuity and Changes in Chuing Prudence Chou and Jonathan Spangler edited Chinese Education Models in a Global Age: Transforming Practice into Theory (pp.231-245). Singapore: Springer.
  • Da, W. W. & Garcia, A. (2015). Later Life Migration: Socio-cultural Adaptation and Changes in Quality of Life at Settlement Among Recent Older Chinese Immigrants in Canada. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging, 39, 214-242.
  • Garcia, C. Alicia & Da, Wei-Wei. (2011). Immigration and Its Effects on the Diet and Physical Activity of Selected Asian Older Adults in Canada. In Ellen R. Judd and Jijiao Zhang edited Labor Migration and Social Mobility in Asia and Pacific Region (87-106). Beijing: Intellectual Property Press.
  • Garcia, C. Alicia and Da, Wei-Wei. (2011). “Nutrition and Physical Activity of Older Chinese Immigrant.” Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Hong Kong), 6(2): xxxx.
  • Garcia, C. Alicia C. and Da, Wei-Wei. (Forthcoming in 2011). Immigration and its Effects on the Diet and Physical Activity of Selected Asian Older Adults in Canada. In Ellen R. Judd and Zhang Jijiao, eds. Mobility and Migration in China and the Asia Pacific Region. Beijing: Zhi Shi Chan Quan Chu Ban She [Intellectual Property Publishing House].
  • Da, W.W. (2010). “Support Networking Strategies of female Chinese Immigrants in London, Ontario.” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 19(4): 525–549.
  • Landolt, P. & Da, W.W. (2005). “The Spatially Ruptured Practices of Transnational Migrant Families: Lessons from the Case of El Salvador and the People’s Republic of China” Current Sociology 53(4), Monograph 2:625–653.
  • Da, W.W. (2004). “A Regional Tradition of Gender Equality: Shanghai men in Sydney.” Journal of Men’s Studies, 12(2): 133–149.
  • Da, W.W. (2003a). “Transnational Grandparenting: Child care arrangements among migrants from the People’s Republic of China to Australia.” Journal of International Migration and Integration, 4(1): 77–101.
  • Da W.W. (2003b). “Gender Relations in Recent Chinese Migration to Australia.” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 12(3): 361–384.